National Instruments Technical Symposium to Take Place in 26 Cities

National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) announced open registration for the 2007 NI Technical Symposium, the company’s free annual series of virtual instrumentation conferences that take place in 26 U.S. cities as well as Mexico and Canada. From September through December 2007, engineers and scientists from across North America will attend the conferences for new product demonstrations, hands-on tutorials, technology presentations and exhibits on the latest solutions in design, control and test. During the NI Technical Symposium, attendees can exchange ideas on innovative approaches to technical challenges, further their expertise in NI tools and evaluate upcoming technology trends in the areas of design, test and control.

This year’s symposium attendees have the opportunity to learn about NI LabVIEW 8.5, the latest version of the graphical system design platform for test, control and embedded system development. LabVIEW 8.5 features multicore development tools, statechart programming and new improvements to textual math and connectivity to third-party industrial devices among others. Attendees can also learn how NI hardware innovations for the PXI Express and CompactRIO platforms offer greater flexibility, faster system development and increased system performance. Additionally, attendees can hear from experts on the hottest industry topics during keynote presentations and technical sessions.

The NI Technical Symposium builds on the success of NIWeek, the worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition held annually in Austin, Texas, where the company is headquartered. NIWeek 2007 concluded in August with attendance of more than 2,000 people, who participated in hands-on training, interactive technical sessions, summits, exhibitions and workshops. National Instruments designed the NI Technical Symposium to deliver the excitement and learning opportunities of NIWeek to customers around North America through local NI experts and partners.

About National Instruments
National Instruments is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,300 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past eight years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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